We had a great time celebrating our one year anniversary! The cake was AWESOME (thanks to Say It With Sugar) and I am blessed and so grateful for everyone that has walked this journey with us!
|It did say Happy Anniversary Romagnolo Family until Mia's finger got to it!|
|Mia's first time in "big" church.|
|Decorating cupcakes for Jesus!|
|Santa was here!|
|Homemade Cinnamon Rolls for Christmas breakfast!|
|Homemade Sausage Cheese Biscuits! Yummy!|
Well, I have already started on #4. I just finished reading "Courageous Parenting by Jack and Deb Graham. I really enjoyed it. I have to admit...I had a hard time getting through the first 2 chapters, because they dealt with marriage. I pushed through though. I am glad that I did. They were a reminder to me of what qualities to look for in a husband. There have been many times that I have given up on the thought of a husband. There are other times that I dream away of having one and then there are times where I just cry myself to sleep. Holidays and my birthday are the hardest. God created families. His desire is for children to have a father and a mother under the same roof, committed to each other. Unfortunately, we live in a fallen world, so that is not always the case. I know that God has chosen me to be Mia and Lyla's mommy (somedays I wonder..."what were you thinking God?"). I have to trust and believe that He knows what He is doing and that He has a plan. "For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to give you a hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11) God loves my precious girls more than I ever could. I have to give my worry about them growing up without a father and finding their security in men to God. He will protect them!
Lord, your Word says that you will give us the desires of our hearts. I keep praying that if it's not your desire to for me to be married, to please take that desire away. You haven't, so I guess that I'll keep praying for my future husband? I can't say that I understand your ways, but I will trust you! Lord, I will try not to let myself listen to the Enemy or get discouraged (especially when old students are getting engaged/married & I am still waiting). Please help me to keep my eyes focused on You Lord!!
I am praying that my girls' and I will grow closer this year and that they fall deeply in love with Jesus (in the future)! I am praying that I make it through my strong-willed Lyla! :) The next book on my list is one of James Dobson's on the strong willed child! :)
I pray that you grow this year in Christ and that you draw near to Him! Happy New Year!